Zelda? Pokémon? Spyro? Gamestruck players tweet their defining games

Under the trending Twitter hashtag #GameStruck4, video game fans have spent the day listing the four titles that defined their love of gaming. Some are predictable, others not so much

It’s a question video game fans often discuss: which games have defined your life? Now that question has become a trending Twitter hashtag, and some familiar classics are emerging as the most widely inspiring experiences.

It all started yesterday when streaming service Filmstruck took to Twitter asking people to list their four life-changing movies under a hashtag, #FilmStruck4. In response, Twitch streamer Marcus “EpicNameBro” Sanders tweeted: “I don’t watch movies, so I can’t do the whole ‘What 4 films define you’ thing. But I can do games.” He listed four titles – Final Fantasy Tactics, Demon’s Souls, Cave Story and World of Warcraft – and added the hashtag #GameStruck4.

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How Europe’s ‘breakthrough’ privacy law takes on Facebook and Google

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is forcing big changes at tech’s biggest firms – even if the US isn’t likely to follow suit

Despite the political theatre of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional interrogations last week, Facebook’s business model isn’t at any real risk from regulators in the US. In Europe, however, the looming General Data Protection Regulation will give people better privacy protections and force companies including Facebook to make sweeping changes to the way they collect data and consent from users – with huge fines for those who don’t comply.

“It’s changing the balance of power from the giant digital marketing companies to focus on the needs of individuals and democratic society,” said Jeffrey Chester, founder of the Center for Digital Democracy. “That’s an incredible breakthrough.”

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Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn’t built to stop it

America’s founders didn’t envision the power of the corporation. We need a new structure for self-governance that can counter 21st-century monopolies

Last week, Senator Dick Durbin asked: “Mr Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?”

The Facebook CEO froze and then answered: “No.”

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The Guardian view on Facebook’s business: a danger to democracy | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The conceit of data mining firms is that they could win elections by moulding electorates based on new identities and value systems – a process accelerated by the echo chamber of social media Facebook sees itself as a commercial firm, Läs mer…

EU to force tech firms to hand over terror suspects’ messages

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Plan to gather evidence of crime and terrorism ‘quickly and efficiently across borders’ The European commission is seeking to force technology companies wherever they are based in the EU to hand over emails, text messages and app communications of terror Läs mer…

Number of Facebook users whose data was compromised ‘far more than 87m’, MPs told

Former Cambridge Analytica employee gives evidence before parliamentary committee

Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser.

Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality quizzes designed to extract personal data from the social network, of which Aleksandr Kogan’s This Is Your Digital Life app was just one example.

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Facebook may have to register as agent of ‘foreign influence’ in Australia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Labor warns bill designed to deter foreign agents could catch unwitting social media users Social media companies including Facebook and Twitter, as well as their users, may have to register as agents of “foreign influence” on Australian politics, Labor has Läs mer…

Digital secretary threatens Facebook with regulation over data breaches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Matt Hancock holds meeting with Facebook executives and warns them firm’s relationship with government will have to change The digital secretary, Matt Hancock, warned Facebook on Wednesday that it was not above the law, as he threatened the social Läs mer…

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face class action lawsuit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Lawyers in UK and US claim four firms allegedly misused personal data of more than 71m people British and US lawyers have launched a joint class action against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and two other companies for allegedly misusing the Läs mer…

Bots May Be Behind Two-Thirds of Links Shared on Twitter, a New Study Finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, Time Automated “bots,” not human users, may account for most links shared on Twitter. As many as two-thirds of the tweeted links to the Internet’s most popular websites were shared by bots, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. Läs mer…

‘You Are the Product.’ Why This Apple Co-Founder Is Closing His Facebook Account

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, Time Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s quitting Facebook as the social media giant faces a series of high-profile controversies over the misuse of users’ data. In an email interview with USA Today, Wozniak criticized Facebook’s use of private information to improve Läs mer…

Starting Monday, Facebook Will Tell Users if Their Data Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, Time (NEW YORK) — Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed Läs mer…

Faceblock campaign urges users to boycott Facebook for a day

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Direct action planned in protest against company’s involvement in Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook users are being urged to stop using the social media platform for one day in protest against the company’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Läs mer…

Facebook launches controls to regulate political ads and fight fake news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Authentication measures will step up fight against spread of false information and aim to ‘prevent future abuse in elections’ Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight fake news and political misinformation, with new controls intended to ensure authenticity Läs mer…

‘The third era of Zuck’: how the CEO went from hero to humiliation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech The Facebook chief has carefully crafted his image of boy genius turned mature leader. Now he’s losing control At this time last year, it seemed reasonable to assume that Mark Zuckerberg was taking the first steps on a journey Läs mer…